Tag Archives: Africa
Posted on 09. Apr, 2015 by Viktorija Aleksejeva.
Last fall, LWR launched KindSight, a new way to use your time, money and voice to fight poverty around the world. Our first project – the Rural Women Led Vegetable Farming project in India – is going strong. We’re excited to introduce a second project – the APOKO coffee project in Kenya. Here’s what you […]
Posted on 14. Oct, 2013 by Krista Zimmerman.
If you know Lutheran World Relief, you already know we are passionate about partners. Local institutions and organizations in the countries we work form some of our most important partnerships. LWR’s value of accompaniment states it clearly: “we support, encourage and learn together within long-term relationships of trust and reciprocity.” But LWR doesn’t only work […]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by Patrick Bell.
“We don’t have power. Men have power over everything in the home. You can work hard in his garden but he won’t pay you anything.” – A woman farmer, and member of NAMUBUKA In August, Vasudha Pangare spent two weeks in eastern Uganda. Vasudha is a gender consultant who does gender analyses and leads training […]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Conflict in Mali has added a continued layer of complexity to planned relief activities, with an estimated 320,000 forced to flee their homes. A cholera outbreak has emerged in some of the affected areas. Number of people affected is increasing dramatically, with nearly 17 million people now considered food insecure. The U.S. government […]
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by Krista Zimmerman.
In Africa, Lutheran World Relief spends a lot of time working with farmers. In most African countries the majority of people still make their living, or part of their living, from agriculture. If you want to end poverty, farming will be in that equation. One of the exciting things about working in the field of […]
Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Summary of Situation The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a severe food crisis, with many areas expected to experience high rates of malnutrition in the coming months. The governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Chad have declared a food crisis and are calling for international assistance. Exacerbating the food crisis is […]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
Key Developments Food security remains a serious concern for Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many parts of Somalia. Many parts of East Africa experienced normal levels “short rains” between October to December. However, Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and many parts of Somalia face the possibility of below-average “long rains” from March through May 2012. Given […]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Emily Sollie, Director of Creative Services and Media Relations just returned from visiting LWR projects in Mali. Isa Kassogue is a leader. Not only is she the president of her village women’s association, she was recently elected president of the federation of all 14 village associations participating in LWR’s project with shallot growers in Mali. […]
Posted on 06. Sep, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Here in Dadaab, Kenya, northeast of the capital Nairobi, where the native people speak Swahili and the refugees speak Somali, I have heard a new English phrase: “Washed away by drought.” It’s devastatingly descriptive, isn’t it? Elegant. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was literally what people were telling me, or if it was […]
Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
CNN’s David McKenzie reports on the starvation that people face in Somalia because of the drought that is taking place there. It’s the worst drought to hit that area in 60 years and is creating severe food and water shortages for millions of people. LWR has committed an initial $500,000 to the Lutheran World Federation […]
Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by Dan Ruth.
In honor of World Refugee Day, here is a round-up of what is happening around the web: Do One Thing at the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, including viewing videos, reading stories and taking action to help refugees around the world. Watch a 3 minute video about the experience of one refugee: Read about how […]